Truck Crash Compilation December 2013
Please be careful on the roads! Never consume alcoholic beverages before driving. This is the most frequent cause of serious accidents. If you drink, use a non-drinking designated driver, a taxi, or sleep over.
Follow street signs and traffic lights, but use your judgment too. Don’t try to beat red lights. And expect others to try to do so, so give them time to go through, particularly trucks that have trouble slowing down. Always stay at a safe distance from other vehicles. A general rule is the farther you are from them, the safer you are.
Trucks are a special hazard. Give them extra room. They cannot see other vehicles as well as you can in a car. If there is an accident between a car and a truck, the driver of the car will be the one most at risk.
Icy roads can cause you to lose tire traction even more so than when driving a car in the rain, making them one of the top causes of car accidents. A number of drivers lose control of their cars and get into accidents when the roads are icy. Technology can help, but it will not solve all the problems of icy roads.